One-Day Seminar in

Tuner Secrets for Car Audio

Advanced Audio System Development Process from Concept to Fine Tuning

  • Defining the goals and constraints
  • Working with available speaker locations
  • Estimating maximum SPL and bass output
  • Role of measurement and listening
  • Tweaking Digital Signal Processing: moving forward to the goal
  • Knowing when to quit

Price: $795.00 per person with discounts available for multiple delegates and multiple seminars


Instructed by David Clark, president of DLC Design. Mr. Clark brings 40 years of audio experience to the classroom. Initially, he worked in pro audio designing equipment and recording studios. DLC Design was started and work moved into automotive audio for OEMs and suppliers worldwide.

Mr. Clark has published numerous papers in scientific journals and consumer magazines. He is a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society and he is Chair of the Technical Committee for Loudspeakers and Headphones.

Listening Technology seminar was first given in 1987 and has been presented continuously since then to approximately 4000 engineers, marketers and managers. It is the de-facto standard for subjective rating of automotive audio systems.

Outline of Tuner Secrets Seminar

  • Introduce concept of tuning process always moving forward for shortest time to completion
  • Constraints: Packaging, Cost, Mass, Technologies
  • Using a Transfer-Function Map to define speaker and amplifier requirements
  • Signal levels, transmission and grounding for minimum noise and interference
  • Installation with access points and documentation
  • Centerline documentation of all speakers
  • Selecting crossover points, slopes and overlap for imaging and power handling
  • Tuning in speaker pairs: working with measurement and listening
  • Adding the woofers and tweeters
  • Judging the sound: compare to reference
  • Present with a positive attitude and no excuses

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